- Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL has launched the country’s sixth landing platform dock
- The Indonesian Navy is on track to operate the vessel by 2019
State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has launched the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI–AL’s), sixth landing platform dock (LPD) ship.
The vessel, which bears the pennant number 594, was launched on 3 August at PT PAL’s facilities in Surabaya. A contract for the LPD was signed between the company and the Indonesian government in January 2017, and the vessel was subsequently laid down in August the same year.
The yet-to-be-named vessel is the third Indonesian LPD to be built indigenously by PT PAL, based on a design by South Korea’s Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering.
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